Thinning and fertilizing increase growth in a western white pine seed production area

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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest & Range Experiment Station , Ogden, Utah
Western white pine -- Thinning, Western white pine -- Fertilizers, Western white pine --
StatementRussell A. Ryker and Robert D. Pfister.
SeriesUSDA Forest Service research note INT -- 56., Research note INT -- 56.
ContributionsPfister, Robert D., Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah)
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Open LibraryOL17617995M
OCLC/WorldCa32180247

Thinning and fertilizing increase growth in a western white pine seed production area Author: Russell A Ryker ; Robert D Pfister ; Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah). western white pine seed production area near Cathedral Peak in Coeur d'Alene National Forest to provide good quality seed from a highly regarded source.

Experiments were begun in this area to determine the effects of thinning and fertilizing upon tree, cone, and seed traits as well as on growth (24).

BACKGROUND. Thinning and fertilizing increase growth in a western white pine seed production area / Russell A. Ryker and Robert D. : Russell A. Ryker. In a year-old plantation of Pinus monticola in Idaho, plots contain and trees/acre before thinning were thinned in and treated with fertilizers (NPK or N as NH4NO3,) in Both thinning and fertilizer treatment in the autumn increased female and male strobilus production in the following by: 4.

Cultural treatments, such as watering, fertilizing, and cultivating, usually have little effect on this characteristic, but thinning and fertilizing year-old western white pine with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium has increased it. Western white pine seedling size (means ± standard errors) at outplanting and after six growing seasons.

Different letters indicate significance at α = between container sizes or between. The Effects of Thinning and Similar Stand Treatments on Fire Behavior in Western Forests.

seed production and wind firmness was used before the seed cutting. A western white pine stand. The response of nutrient availability to thinning has not been examined in this region; in many cases, thinned stands respond well to fertilization, which suggests indirectly that any increase in nutrient cycling is slight (and may in fact be negative, if thinning slash allows microbes to.

thinning will be conducted when the trees begin to compete for nutrients, sunlight, water, and other resources. Thinning redistributes the growth potential of the stand to the trees of highest quality and favors their rapid growth. Pines in overly-dense stands (those in which the Thinning and fertilizing increase growth in a western white pine seed production area book area.

Cultural treatments, such as watering, fertilizing, and cultivating, usually have little effect on this characteristic, but thinning and fertilizing year-old western white pine with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium has increased it (1). Eastern white pine stocking guide showing the development of the WPTS treatments.

Time progresses from right to left. After the initial thinning in the fall ofthere was a second thinning entry in (after third plotted point).

White Pine Thinning Study. Trees per Acre. 0 Basal Area (ft. 2 /ac) 0 50 File Size: 1MB. Summary: "In a year-old western white pine plantation developed as a seed production area, heavy thinning and application of fertilizer in the fall significantly increased strobilus production the following spring.

Applying fertilizer increased seed weight and cone length significantly, but thinning. The application of nitrogen at pounds per acre ( kg/ha) has been found to increase the growth rate of young western white pine stands (less than 10 years old) by 30 percent.

Frost tolerance: When dormant, western white pine is one of the more frost-tolerant species of the Northwest [ 36 ].

Distribution: Western White Pine is native to southern British Columbia, western Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana, the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and the Sierras of California. Growth: They are fast growing when young and may grow 1½-2 feet (cm) in a year.

In cultivation, they sometimes reach feet (40m). The largest, growing in Oregon, near Fish Lake east of Medford, is. How Much to Thin Most pine stands that are in need of thinning maintain a basal area near or greater than square feet per acre.

Thinning operations in pine stands should always leave an optimum stocking level of residual trees. The optimum stocking level after a thinning will differ depending on the productivity of a forest site.

of stand density. When the basal area for loblolly, slash, and longleaf pine is greater than to square feet per acre then the stand, biologically, is in need of a thinning.

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Thinning back to a basal area of 60 to 80 square feet per acre is a common rule of Size: 2MB. white seed Download white seed or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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Let’s take a look at how to grow a pine tree from seed. the pine cone beetle. This insect compounds the problem of infrequent seed years and is a serious threat to white pine management.

Diseases, including white pine blister rust, red ring rot, root rot, wood decay, and certain needle fungi, cause losses in white pine stands. Such natural elements as snow, ice, and wind may also cause damage to.

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Here in North Florida, in the middle of one of the world's biggest concentrations of paper mills, pine pulpwood plantations make good financial sense.

Prepare the land, plant, and once the trees are big enough to sell, harvest and start again. Most of our pine plantations can be clearcut for pulpwood years after planting.

Tree Crops For Marginal Farmland White Pine With a Financial Analysis. 2 Tree Crops For Marginal Farmland Diameter and height of white pine increase faster in the southern portion of its range than in any other area. Forested areas in Fertilize After first thinning Prune Early spring after first thinningFile Size: 1MB.

A slow release organic fertilizer is the preferred fertilizer for white pine trees (Pinus strobus). Specifically, white pines are trees that prefer acidic soils.

The casting of their own needles. Western white pine growth can be inhibited even by the shade of a light shelterwood. Sixteen-year-old western white pine growing under an overwood density of 6 m²/ha (27 ft²/acre) were m ( ft) tall compared to trees m ( ft) tall growing under an.

For the first spring growth spurt, supply the pine tree with a nutrient-rich fertilizer before the growth occurs. In the Midwest, the ideal time to fertilize is early May, just before the full spring season. For pine trees growing on sandy soils, split the applications: apply once in early spring, such as March; and again in late May.

The western white pine can occur in a variety of climates ranging from warm and wet to cool and dry. Average annual temperature ranges from 38˚F to 49˚ F and annual precipitation ranges from 45 to inches.

Management A disease called blister rust, a fungus that was imported in on French white pine ornamental shrubs, decimated the. Pinus strobus L. Eastern White Pine. Pinaceae -- Pine family. Wendel and H. Clay Smith. Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), also called northern white pine, is one of the most valuable trees in eastern North the arrival of white men, virgin stands contained an estimated billion m³ ( billion fbm) of lumber.

Seed trees should be wind firm, healthy and well distributed over the area. Since trees do not bear abundant seed every year the regeneration process may require six to ten years. Species best suited for this type of system are ponderosa pine, western larch, western white pine, and Size: 49KB.

ers who compare pine trees of the same age conclude “there is no inherent relationship between growth rate and specific gravity” (Table 1). In fact, sometimes when pines grow fast in wet summers, they produce more “late wood” and have higher specific gravity than pines growing in regions with dry summers.

However, specific gravity is. Wood production: Ponderosa pine is one of the most important timber species in the western United States.

The annual production of ponderosa pine is ranked third behind Douglas fir and hem-fir. Approximately billion board feet of ponderosa pine lumber is produced annually out of Oregon, the largest supplier in the United States. It is popularlyFile Size: 96KB.

Apply pounds (about 11 to 12 cups; 2 cups of is equivalent to 1 pound) of evenly over the root zone area. Since most of a tree’s roots can be found in the top foot of soil, broadcast the fertilizer evenly with a rotary or drop-type spreader over the root zone area to fertilize .The purpose of this study is to explore tree growth and soil physio-chemical effects of biochar, fertilizer, and masticated wood as soil amendments surface applied to mature ponderosa pine trees in western Montana, USA, and discuss the implications of these amendments as practical methods in the western .Learn how to grow $1, White Pine trees using bud pruning techniques to create veneer quality pine trees.

Much of the White Pine sold today is called “knotty pine” due to the many imperfections caused by knots displayed throughout the wood. The knots represent a biological imprint left by branches that grew up and down the trunk of the tree.